Phone Soap – Phone Sanitizer

Germaphobes are going to love Phone Soap, a smart phone sanitizer inventors Wesley Laporte and Dan Barnes pitch in Shark Tank episode 620. The pair created PhoneSoap, a case with bacteria killing UV lights you slide your phone into, back in 2012 when they blew out their Kickstarter goal of $18,000 and raised over $63,000 […]

Real Estate Crowdfunding – Tycoon RE

Real Estate crowdfunding is a relative newcomer to the crowdfunding space. Kickstarter, Indie Go Go and other crowdfunding sites have revolutionized business investing, but until now, Real Estate crowdfunding was not legal. That all changed in 2012 with the passage of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. Now, real estate developers and investors can […]

Green Pizza Box – Green Box

Ned Kensing and Jennifer Wright-Laracy want to change the way America enjoys take-out pizza with Green Box, their “green” pizza box. They pitch Green Box in Shark Tank episode 620. The product itself is actually packaging and it’s the only (so far) product the “parent” company, Ecovention, produces. It’s known as “the pizza box of […]

Almond Water – Victoria’s Kitchen

Deborah and David Meniane pitch David’s grandma’s almond water recipes when they seek an investment from the Sharks in episode 620. The Menianes, immigrants from France, always made the light, refreshing beverages at home; they began bottling almond water in 2011 when friends kept asking them to make some for them. Even though the recipe […]

K9 Energy Bars – Turbo Pup

Kristina Guerrero, a decorated former Air Force Pilot, and her dog Odin pitch Turbo PUP, an energy bar for dogs, in Shark Tank episode 619. The business name, Turbo PUP, is a spin on the type of planes she used to fly: C-130 TurboPROPS. Guerrero, now retired from active duty, spends a lot of time outdoors […]

Custom Tailored Suits – Bello Verde

Many athletes and celebrities wear custom tailored suits and entrepreneur Joseph Chay has one of each in his corner when he pitches Bello Verde to the Sharks in episode 619. UFC fighter Uriah Faber and Actor Dean Cain, presumably dressed in one of Bello Verde’s custom tailored suits, will join Mr. Chay when he faces […]

Book Lamp – Lumio

Max Gunawan pitches Lumio, a self-described “book lamp,” in Shark Tank episode 619. He didn’t set out to create a book lamp at first; Max is an architect who was conceptualizing a modular folding home when he scaled down due to lack of funding. He was thinking of ways to make an LED lighting fixture […]

Bottle Cleaner – Bottle Bright

Water bottles are not new to the Shark Tank, but a water bottle cleaner is. “Vermontrepreneurs” Seth Friedman and Justin Koehneke hope to clean up in the Shark Tank when they pitch Bottle Bright, their environmentally friendly, non- toxic, water bottle cleaner in episode 607. Friedman and Koehneke created the idea for Bottle Bright while out […]

Sticky Tie from evREwares

Ellie Brown and Becca Nelson hope the Sharks like their Sticky Tie, one of their best-selling products from their evREwares collection of fabric sticker fashion accessories. They’ll pitch their business in a special Tuesday night Shark Tank in episode 607. While the Sticky Tie may be their top seller, they have a bunch of other […]

Cookie Kits – Scratch and Grain Baking Company

“Momtrepreneurs” Leah Tutin and Taya Geiger barely knew each other when they decided to go into the cookie kits business. Taya, a former securities trader and consultant in the retirement plan industry, and Leah, a top producing Yellow Pages sales rep, had one thing in common: they were moms who liked baking cookies with their kids. One […]

Back Pack Vest – Vestpakz

When Michael Wooley’s daughter, Christen, invented a back pack vest for a sixth grade science project, little did he know it would lead him to the Shark Tank 15 years later. Wooley appears in episode 607 in a special Tuesday night Shark Tank on January 13; he’s pitching his (now 26 years old) daughter’s invention […]

SkinnyShirt Smoothing Undershirts

The ABC press release for episode 611 described the SkinnyShirt as a “button down and pullover shirt designed to make you look skinny.” One would think it was some sort of compression shirt – a la Hold Your Haunches. That’s not what SkinnyShirt creator Julie Kalimian had in mind. The ShinnyShirt is actually a morph of […]

Evening Package Delivery – Doorman

I always wondered why FedEx and UPS don’t offer evening package delivery services. Doorman founder Zander Adell wondered the same thing and he did something about it, he created an evening package delivery service of his own. Zandell is a smart guy: he’s a Wharton MBA and he was the Technical Director at Pixar Studios for […]

New Dating App – Coffee Meets Bagel

The Kang sisters:  Aram, Da Woon, and Soo, pitch a new, free dating app called Coffee Meets Bagel, in Shark Tank episode 611. Unlike Bantam Bagels, Coffee Meets Bagel has nothing to do with food. The Kangs developed a dating app that leverages Facebook friends and friends of friends under the assumption that the best […]

Mini Bagel Balls – Bantam Bagels

Nick and Elyse Oleksak like bagels. They like them so much, they embarked on a journey to “change the way you bagel” back in 2013 when they opened Bantam Bagels in the West Village. Their journey continues when they pitch their business in the Shark Tank in episode 611. The idea, like many good ideas, […]

Christmas Light Hanger – EveDrop

Nathan Shaffer wants to get the drop on a Shark when he pitches EveDrop, his Christmas light hanger system, in Shark Tank episode 614. It just isn’t Christmas in the Shark Tank without a product related to Christmas lights. Last year’s Shark Tank Holiday Special featured Lite-Netics, a magnetic Christmas light hanger; Shaffer’s solution doesn’t […]

Reindeer Tracks Stamping Kit – Hoppy Paws

Trina Barkourasis took an old family tradition and turned it into a business: a stamping kit that creates reindeer tracks to amaze children on Christmas morning. She pitches her stamping kit, called Hoppy Paws, to the Sharks in the 2014 Shark Tank Holiday Special. Trina actually created the original stamping kit 20 years ago to make a […]

Hanukkah Plush Toy – Mensch on a Bench

Neal Hoffman pitches last years hottest Hanukkah tchatchke from last holiday season, Mensch on a Bench, in this year’s Shark Tank holiday special. Mr. Hoffman has been a toy guy since completing his MBA degree at the University of Virginia. He worked in the marketing department at Hasbro for 6 years: he actually had the chutzpah to write the company and […]

Q-Flex Personal Acupressure Device

Mother/daughter team Hong and Andrea Cao pitch Q-Flex, a personal acupressure device, in the Shark Tank Holiday episode. Andrea, who is only 13, invented the device to ease muscle pain by utilizing the ancient Chinese healing art of acupressure.  Similar in principle to acupuncture, acupressure is used to apply pressure to certain meridians or parts of […]

Single Serving Wine Glass – Zipz

J. Henry Scott isn’t the first entrepreneur to pitch a single serving wine in the Shark Tank. Jim Martin actually pitched Copa Di Vino, his version of single serving wine twice – once in season two and once in season three. Martin never made a deal, but Mr. Scott hopes a Shark invests in his […]

Skin Care for Men – SWAG Essentials

Lydia Evans created SWAG Essentials, her skin care for men product line, when her brother asked her to make a product to relieve ingrown hairs and razor burn. Evans, a Licensed Medical Esthetician, pitches SWAG Essentials in Shark Tank 613. The bold and brassy entrepreneur makes quite an impression and may forever be remembered in Shark Tank lore as the […]

Female Fan Fashions – Gameday Couture

Kurt and Shawnna Fedderson want to know what statement the Sharks will make on game day when they pitch Gameday Couture, their line of female fan fashions. The Feddersons’ business is creating fashionable, college licensed female fan fashions that has women showing their support for their favorite college teams. They currently license OSU, TU, OU, ARKANSAS, […]

Folding Luggage – Biaggi

When Stephen Hersh pitches Biaggi, his proprietary line of folding luggage, in Shark Tank episode 613, he hopes the Sharks will see an investment worthy business. Hersh partners with a Taiwanese factory to produce his folding luggage, but he has lots of experience in the industry: he’s the son of the former president of Rosetti Handbags […]

Organic Tortilla Chips – Off the Cob

“Snacktrepreneur” Cameron Sheldrake hopes the Sharks like Off the Cob, his line of organic sweet corn tortilla chips, when he pitches the snacks in Shark Tank episode 612. Cameron is a graduate of Babson College’s Business School and the son of third generation family farmers. He combined his business acumen he learned in school with […]

Cooking Container – Magic Cook

Magic Cook is a cooking container that heats meals without electricity, gas, or fire. Entrepreneur Sharon Yu seeks an investment from the Sharks in episode 612 for her “magic” cooking container. Can she cook up a deal? The Magic Cook Lunch Box comes with two containers that nest into one another. Place the heating pack […]

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